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Netherlands receives new Boxer vehicle

14th February 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


OCCAR has announced the delivery of the 400th Boxer vehicle under its trilateral co-operation programme between Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania.

The vehicle – an Armoured Engineer Group Vehicle (GNGP) variant - was delivered to the Royal Netherlands Army in December by manufacturer Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Nederland. With this delivery the Netherlands army has 29 GNGPs in-service.

The Netherlands is receiving Boxer vehicles in five variants. The GNGP variant used for the transport of troops and engineer group equipment; along with ambulance, command post, cargo and driver training vehicle variants.

The OCCAR programme is delivering 696 Boxer vehicles to the armed forces of Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania. The agency expects the number of participating countries to grow in the coming years as the vehicle continues to prove itself successful in operation.

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